My art is about connecting with people on various levels: visually, tactilely, sensually and emotionally. It is my motivation and my soundless way of sharing. I’m too much of an idealist to be anything but an artist. I’m happiest when I do something that pleases others. When I’m creating a piece, I’m on a quest to visit places I’ve never been. I listen to the clay until it takes over…The sculptures seem to guide me and complete themselves. Simplicity has a compelling appeal. I eliminate the superfluous, and hopefully what remains is the essence needed to make each piece thrive and activate its own space.